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Heirloom Slicing Cucumber

Straight Eight

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Heirloom Slicing Cucumber

Straight Eight

Classic American heirloom whose vigorous leafy vines bear good crops of juicy slicing cucumbers with a crunchy texture and mild, sweet flavor.
Seed Count: Approx. 38 - 42 / Weight: 0.75 gms
$ 3.79

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

Plant heat loving cucumbers only when weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay above 50°F (13°C). Amend soil well with aged manure or compost. Sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds 1 1/2 feet apart and 1 inch deep with 3 feet between rows. Or make slightly mounded hills 5 feet apart, sowing 5 or 6 seeds in each hill. Thin to the 3 strongest plants.

 

GROWING NOTES

Protect seedlings from marauding birds with plastic berry baskets, removing before plants get crowded. Shallow rooted cucumbers need ample and consistent moisture. Avoid overly wet or dry periods for good quality fruit. Growing cucumber vines up vertical supports gives you long straight fruits, saves garden space and makes them easy to harvest.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Cut rather than pull fruits from vines before seeds are large inside. Harvest every few days for longest fruit production. These juicy, tender cucumbers are perfect to slice and enjoy for refreshing snacks, in salads and sandwiches. Eat within a day or two of picking for best taste and quality.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
April - June
Full sun
Rows: 18 inches
Hills: 6 inches
5 - 10 days
Approx. 60

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
April - June
Full sun
Rows: 18 inches
Hills: 6 inches
5 - 10 days
Approx. 60

Cold Winters

May - June

Mild Winters

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Space Seeds

Rows: 18 inches
Hills: 6 inches

Days to Germinate

5 - 10 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 60

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